Girl Scouts & God (part 2)
Mike Kilgore (KILGORE@SHOCKER.EE.TWSU.EDU)
Mon, 25 Oct 1993 09:37:35 CDT
After I posted my first note about the Declaration of Religious
Principle in the application, I thought I should just copy it here
for additional discussion. (I know that we all carry applications
with us wherever we go right !)
Declaration of Religious Principle
The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the
best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God and,
therefore, recognizes the religious element in the training of the
member, but it is absolutely nonsectarian in its attitude toward that
religious training. Its policy is that the home and the organization
or group with which the member is connected shall give definite
attention to religious life. Only persons willing to subcribe to
this declaration of religious principle and to the Bylawys of the Boy
Scouts of America shall be entitled to certificates of leadership.
The above is from the Adult Registration Form. The same is on the
youth application form along with another statement.
Additional statement on youth form. (That the parents say that they
have read when they sign the application)
The Boy Scouts of America recognizes the importance of religious
faith and duty; it leaves religious instruction to the members's
religious leaders and family. Members who do not belong to a unit's
religious chartered organization shall not be required to participate
in its religious activities.
Now -- Open for comments and discussion (or is this so old no one
wants to voice anything on it?
Wichita, Kansas (I'm still looking for Toto)
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